The Fortunate Son

Joe Doe’s ninth task is about recognizing that we are more fortunate than we generally think we are.

How Involved Should You Really Get in Your Child’s School?

Can you walk the line between helicopter parent and no-show parent?

How to Change the World

Embed from Getty Images Dr. King wasn’t “just” a pastor, and Ghandi wasn’t “just” a lawyer. You’re never “just” a person, unless you decide that’s all you care to be. — Sometimes I watch the news, or on a rare occasion I pick up a newspaper, and it seems as if our world is falling apart. […]

How to Live a Longer, Happier Life Starting Today

Studies indicate that this one choice reduces mortality rates by 22 percent and reduces depression as well.

52 Tasks To Being A Good Man: Week 33 Go Homeless Young Man

Should I feel good about myself? After all, I was going home to eat from my refrigerator and sleep in my bed while those poor souls were back on the street.

Making a Difference: A Conversation with Former Steelers QB Charlie Batch

Steelers fans know Charlie Batch as the steadfast presence on the sidelines, ready to fill in for Big Ben on a moment’s notice. There is much more to the longtime Steelers back-up QB, though.

The Most Beautiful Work I’ve Ever Done

“Let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt.”

3 Feelings We Need to Embrace More if We Want to Change the World

Patrick Sallee looks at where we need to improve ourselves if we want to make a difference.

How To Make A Family Happen

Ken Goldstein shares with us a video and story emphasizing the good that comes from foster care and adoption. He encourages us to share this movement.

Why Volunteering is Good for Us All

Alexander Lowe shares why volunteering is the gift of giving, not just to others, but to ourselves.

Engaging Future Activists Through Study Abroad Programs

Travel to explore new cultures will change your life. Here’s a social entrepreneur using it to build leadership.

You Probably Don’t Practice the Most Important Skill in Life

You are a SOCIAL animal. So why accept social mediocrity?

We Are Not the Boogeyman

Would you like fingerprints or a DNA Sample? JJ Vincent talks about the fear of men as predators.

Autism and Teenage Angst

Teen years bring enough turmoil. Imagine also being severely autistic.

Why Consumption Replaced Contribution: The Decline of Service in America

How our mass consumption consumes our service to others.

There Is No Advice That Doesn’t Suck

Sean Beaudoin has only one real piece of advice: You’re the one who is responsible for making your own life interesting.